Nigerian National Accreditation System (NiNAS) commenced it’s National Quality Infrastructure Graduate Fellowship Program (NQI-GF) to reduce the manpower gap in the NQI system. NiNAS recognizes the huge business value qualified young professionals can bring to Nigerian business sector and need to grow future leaders for the QI Systems. Nigeria needs a workforce with new skills to manage innovations and developing technical change and technical support to agencies of standards, metrology, accreditation, and conformity assessment that is not readily available from the academic institutions.
Speakers were: International Expert on National Quality Policy and Quality Infrastructure – Mr. Mike Peet, the DG of NiNAS – Mr. Celestine Okanya, National Expert on Food Safety Mr. John Tehinse, Ben Hedley – Senior Programme Manager, Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) and Peter Mason – Chair, OIML CEEMS Advisory Group.
The Fellowship program exposes the participants in the followings areas of Quality Infrastructure:
- Introduction to Nigerian Quality Infrastructure
- Standards: Standard Development process, Harmonization, Applications of the Standards, Standards and Trade, and many more
- Accreditation, Accreditation and accreditation process, Standards and conformity Assessment in relation to accreditation, Interplay between standards, conformity assessment and accreditation. Assessment, Assessor Trainings and Peer Evaluation
- Metrology, Calibration, Traceability of Calibration certificates and the value of Metrology in trading of goods and services.
- Conformity Assessment, Globalization, Technical knowledge and skills and business system
National Quality Infrastructure Graduate Fellowship Program is designed and developed by Nigeria National Accreditation System and funded by United Kingdom Global Trade Program through the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office and Implemented by British Standards Institute BSI and Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS.